La Trobe Academy

La Trobe Academy focuses on strengthening the quality and raising the esteem of learning and teaching at La Trobe, through the provision of world-class continuous professional learning for staff and by recognising and rewarding excellence in teaching and learning support.

Through the La Trobe Academy, we support our staff to lead the infusion of scholarship and innovation in learning and teaching across the wider university community through mentoring, collaboration and knowledge sharing. The Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowship is an integral part of this.

To find out more, please visit our La Trobe Academy intranet page [staff login required].


HEA Fellowships

What are HEA Fellowships?

HEA Fellowships are recognised as a badge of teaching excellence and are a transportable credential between institutions across the world.

Fellowships are offered at four levels, according to the appropriate level of experience in teaching or learning support.  There are currently over 116,000 HEA Fellows worldwide, with approximately 2,500 of these from Australia.

HEA Fellowships are applicable for a diverse range of academic and professional staff with different levels of experience – from early career teachers to those who can demonstrate deep, strategic learning and teaching impact within the institutional, national or international context. The support and resources for HEA Fellowships application also accessible to our sessional teaching staff or those that support learning in non-teaching roles.

HEA Fellowship Categories

DescriptorCategoryCareer Stages
D-1Associate FellowEarly career teaching/research staff, sessionals or teaching support staff
D-2FellowEarly career academics or experienced teaching support staff
D-3Senior FellowExperienced staff able to demonstrate impact and influence
D-4Principal FellowHighly experienced educators demonstrating sustained strategic and policy leadership

Vanguard

A cohort of staff are being supported to develop their HEA Fellowship application in 2020 and 2021.  This is the first group of staff that are progressing through this world-class professional learning experience, leveraging our institutional partnership with AHE.

This cohort are referred to as the ‘Vanguard’, signifying their importance in leading the infusion of scholarship and innovation in learning and teaching across the wider university community through mentoring, collaboration and knowledge sharing.


Contact

For all enquiries please contact Bree Wellington, Senior Coordinator Fellowships and Awards via La Trobe Academy.